Leoshine, Princess Oracle is here!

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Thanks to Colleen McCubbin at Siretona Creative Publishing, Leoshine is now a series of at least seven books.

Marcia Laycock has finished editing. Travis Williams designed the Tassanara Typeface. Anna Pederson painted the most glorious picture for the cover. Christina Pitre has also finished editing! Hannah Cole is finished the layout!

Book Two is on the way!

I have commissioned Anna Pederson and she is sketching up the second painting for the cover of… Do you know the name of the second book in the Leoshine Series? Let me give you a hint. “Leoshine, Princess _______.”

Tassnara Font by Travis Williams

Leoshine, Princess Oracle by Anna Pederson

The Map has been a story unto itself. First, Rachael Ward created the map. Then Nathan Ledbetter edited it. Then Travis Williams put the final glittering touches to make it exactly what you need to navigate in Leoshine’s world.

Go to Leoshine’s Guide to Myxolidia to read about the place names.

Map of Myxolidia, Leoshine’s World

And I am narrating the audiobook! So many moving parts! So many creative people working to put Leoshine into your hands! Sign up at Leoshine’s Website for all the latest news!

More about me …

I’m not surprised that I made up my own stories to amuse my siblings. Literature begins in the mind and does not need an alphabet to exist.

My schooling began with six months of phonetics and tracing in South Africa at the age of six and a half. Then I had three months of grade one in Canada at one school before moving to another school for grade two. Finally, in grade four I decoded the symbols of reading other peoples stories.

Perhaps my not reading gave me a creative advantage? I developed trust for my muse from the earliest times.

Leoshine began with a dream. A man rode helter skelter through sparse forest, down a gully and back up, surrounded by other riders. He was happy, celebrating something.

I created a story for him. I answered why he was happy. The rest is in the book!

In June 2020 I asked my writer friends if they could recommend an editor for my completed manuscript. Katie Gerke asked her writer friends, who recommended Colleen McCubbin.

During the most violent thunderstorm in recent history, Colleen listened to me describe Leoshine, Princess Oracle. When I asked if she would like to edit for me, she paused. My heart sank. Then she said, “I can find an editor for you. I would like to publish your book.”

You could have knocked me down with a feather.


I am now writing on Medium.com I like to describe Medium as a virtual magazine rack. You can find publications on any topic under the sun, from every opinion angle!

Siretona’s publication is called Words on the Wing and that is where I publish all my non fiction pieces.

My short/flash fiction is part of many publications:

Fantasy Shorts where I won a writing contest with Braithwight the Wind Sprite.

Dog Tales where I write about a TCK dog named Reiley.

Microcosm where my first western lives.

The Lark for the edgier side.

Centina Pentina where my shortest story ever lives.

100 Images where Birth of a Dragon Child is living until I can expand her story.

Hagovi’s Bridge is one of the stories I remember telling my sister. A girl finds junk at the edge of time and space. A mysterious man pretends to know what is on the other side of the Barrier. Now Hagovi is a serial published on Medium! You can find my recording of Hagovi’s Bridge Audiobook here.

The John Murphys

Between January and June 2020 I participated in a writing challenge that produced the robot romance, The John Murphys. Adventurous, adversarial Catherine Guinty prefers humans. Reclusive John Murphy has droid that goes into public for him. The Droid wants to know what love is. Can love triumph in a circuit world?

I have tons of undeveloped story ideas! Two have at least a start, Paris or Bust, and Algae Writers have plot and opening chapters. Then there are The Pink Hand, I Strain, Face Plant, and some that don’t even have titles!

Everywhere I turn around new characters pop up, new plots unfold before my eyes. Stories are as organic as breathing to me.